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Crusty Eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by martinnoah, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. martinnoah

    martinnoah Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have 2 pullets and 2 cockrels with mucus in their eyes. It started about 3 days ago and most of my BCM's have it. They all have a strange cough. I have been giving them eye drops, but it is not helping much. If anyone has any suggestions please tell. Also if they're any home remedies, that would be great.

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  2. War Chicken

    War Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very likely Mycoplasma gallisepticum. You'll need antibiotics. Tiamulin, tylosin, or doxycycline. The latter has some preparation requirements for best results.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Tiamulin is Denagard which is hard to get hold of unless ordering it online--I think QC supply sells it, and it's rather costly. Tylosin is Tylan, and Tylan 50 runs about $12 at my farm store. Doxycycline requires a prescription online where I checked.
     
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  5. martinnoah

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    thank-you, I will look into it.
     
  6. martinnoah

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    I keep looking on BYC and found that giving them chick starter might help. So hopefully it will help.
     
  7. dawg53

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    Chick starter wont do anything against mycoplasma diseases or any other respiratory diseases for that matter. If in fact it is MG, denagard is the what you need to treat it or cull your sick birds.
    Here's a link to poultry diseases. Scroll down and read about Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG,) also read about Infectious Bronchitis (IB) and Infectious Coryza.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013

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